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Sunday, January 22, 2012

Protohamitermes globiceps

Protohamitermes globiceps is a termite species without a soldier caste. This species nest primary inside large fallen forest trees. Some workers appeared to take on a defensive role when the nest is breached. These might be the older workers of the nest. The species appeared to produce alates all year round as the imago are always found among the workers.

Workers and imago of Protohamitermes globiceps.
Workers and imago of Protohamitermes globiceps

Workers and imago of Protohamitermes globiceps

 Imago of Protohamitermes globiceps.
Imago of Protohamitermes globiceps

Workers of Protohamitermes globiceps.
Workers of Protohamitermes globiceps

A worker of Protohamitermes globiceps.
A worker of Protohamitermes globiceps







Taxonomy
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Subkingdom: Bilateria
Branch: Protostomia
Infrakingdom: Ecdysozoa
Superphylum: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Mandibulata
Infraphylum: Atelocerata
Superclass: Panhexapoda
Epiclass: Hexapoda
Class: Insecta
Subclass: Dicondylia
Infraclass: Pterygota 7496
Superorder: Dictyoptera 6970
Order: Isoptera 7499
Family: Termitidae 46569
Subfamily: Termitinae 92738
Group: Amitermes group 377832 (no rank)
Genus:  Protohamitermes 229670  (NCBI id)


Last Updated: 2012 01 22
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Monday, January 16, 2012

Centromyrmex feae

Centromyrmex feae is a blind subterranean ant that are rarely seen as they spent most of their life underground tunnelling in the loose forest soil searching for prey. Though they frequently target termites they also takes in other prey including brood of other subterranean arthropods and ants.

Strong forelimbs of this ants serves as an effective to tool to aid underground movement of this ant as it tunnels its way in the loose top soil of the forest searching for prey.

Bristle like hair on the lower limbs are used to brush of dirt and soil from its body.



Male alates of Centromymex feae

Workers and male alate.

Male alate.

Female alates and workers of Centromyrmex feae.
Female alates and workers of Centromyrmex feae

Larvae and worker of Centromyrmex feae.

Female alate and worker of Centromyrmex feae.
Female alate and worker of Centromyrmex feae

Workers and female reproductive of Centromyrmex feae.
Workers and female reproductive of Centromyrmex feae



Taxonomy:
Kingdom - Animalia
Phylum - Arthropoda
Subphylum - Hexapoda
Class - Insecta
Subclass - Pterygota
Infraclass - Neoptera
Order - Hymenoptera
Suborder - Apocrita
Infraorder - Aculeata
Superfamily - Vespoide
Family - Formicidae -- ants, fourmis
Subfamily - Ponerinae
Genus: Centromyrmex
Species: feae



Centromyrmex hamulatus at (nearly twice the size of nine millimeters) is the larger cousin of Centromyrmex feae (slightly over five millimeters).
Centromyrmex hamulatus

Workers of Centromyrmex hamulatus.
Centromyrmex hamulatus



See also:
Centromyrmex hamulatus


Taxonomy:
Top Node: cellular organisms
Superkingdom: Eukayota 2759
(No Rank): Opisthokonta 33154
Kingdom: Metazoa 33208 (aka Animalia)
(No Rank): Eumetazoa 6072
(No Rank): Bilateria 33213
(No Rank): Protostomia 33317
(No Rank): Ecdysozoa 1206784
(No Rank):Panarthropoda 88770
Phylum: Arthropoda 6656
(No Rank): Mandibulata 197563
(No Rank): Pancrustacea 197562
Superclass: Hexapoda 6960
Class: Insecta 50557
(No Rank): Dicondylia 85512
(No Rank): Petrygota 7496
Subclass: Neoptera33340
Infraclass: Endopterygota 33392
Order: Hymenoptera 7399
(No Rank): Apocrita 7400
Suborder: Aculeata 7434
Superfamily: Vespoidea 34725
Family: Formicidae 36668
Subfamily - Ponerinae
Tribe: Ponerini 141711
Genus: Centromyrmex 369110
Species: feae 369111


Last Updated: 2014 12 14
First Posted: 2012 01 16
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Sunday, January 01, 2012

Pheidole Sp.

A brown polygynous species of Pheidole ant (sp08). This species typically inhabit more heavily wooded areas and it not known to be a pest. Common to the Pheidole genus this species is dimorphic with two expression in the worker caste.

Below the queen, male alate, soldiers and workers of this average size Pheidole species.
queen, male alate, soldiers and workers of an average size brown Pheidole species

Minor worker of Pheidole sp.
Minor worker of Pheidole sp

Queen, a major worker and minor workers of a brown Pheidole species.
Queen, a major worker and minor workers of a brown Pheidole species

Queen and minor workers of Pheidole sp.
Queen and minor workers of Pheidole sp

Male alate and workers of Pheidole sp.
Male alate and workers of Pheidole sp

Male alate and workers of Pheidole sp.
Male alate and workers of Pheidole sp

Minor workers of Pheidole sp.
Minor workers of Pheidole sp

Nest of Pheidole sp showing major and minor workers, and the queen.
Nest of Pheidole sp showing major and minor workers, and the queen

Nest of Pheidole sp showing major and minor workers, and the queen.
Nest of Pheidole sp showing major and minor workers, and the queen

Nest of Pheidole sp showing major and minor workers, and the queen.
Nest of Pheidole sp showing major and minor workers, and the queen



See also:



Taxonomy:
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Class: Insecta
Subclass: Pterygota
Infraclass: Neoptera
Order: Hymenoptera
Suborder: Apocrita
Infraorder: Aculeata
Superfamily: Vespoidea
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Genus: Pheidole


Last Updated: 2012 01 01
First Posted: 2012 01 01
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